An Asian man became a drug dealer just to obtain a work visa to the UAE. Instead, he was given a visa for 15 years in prison.
The unnamed defendant told court that he had agreed to bring in heroin to a person residing in the UAE in return for a work visa.
An Appeals court sentenced him to 15 years in prison and fined him Dh50,000, according to local newspapers.
Police arrested the man when customs officials at Abu Dhabi airport searched his baggage and found a bag of heroin inside.